Hi, I’m Joanna and I’m addicted to fashion! I love the different styles, colors, textures and prints. The exceptional thing about fashion is that it’s constantly changing and with each new trend, you can add your own unique twist. There’s always something for everyone in fashion.
To give you a little backstory… my dad is a farmer in Eastern, NC. Growing up, I thought it was the coolest thing that he was able to make his own hours and be his own boss. I knew that when I got older, I wanted to be my own boss just like him (just not on a farm, lol!)
Like most high school graduates, I took the traditional route and went straight to college. After a long year struggling to find where I fit in and what career I would feel happy and succeed in, I decided to come back home. For a while, I had a hard time accepting that “the norm” of going to college just wasn’t for me. I thought I had failed.
The reality is, you have to do what feels right for you, and for me, that was following my dream of owning my own Clothing Boutique and being my own boss! In May of 2017, I started researching how to start a business and the requirements of a new business owner. It was definitely a learning experience, having absolutely no knowledge in Business 101. After months of hard work, in October 2017, Dressings Boutique became a reality, and our online website launched.
Fast forward to today. Dressings Boutique is now a physical store front in Jacksonville, NC and we can’t wait to grow even further. It has been such an amazing, crazy, emotional roller coaster, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Future possibilities are endless.
If I could give you any advice, it would be to follow your dreams no matter what anyone else says or expects of you. Everyone has a different path. Believe in yourself. Chase whatever it is that excites you, and never give up on your dreams!!
XO, Joanna Marshburn
Owner, Dressings Boutique
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Col. 3:12